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Sindi, Estonia

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Sindi, Estonia

Flag of Sindi
Coat of arms of Sindi
Coat of arms
Country  Estonia
County Pärnu County
Population (2013)
 • Total 4,076
 • Estonians 81.1%
 • Russians 14.8%
 • other 4.1%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Sindi (German: Zintenhof) is a town in Pärnu County, Estonia, with a population of 4,076 in 2013. It is located 14 kilometers from the county capital Pärnu.


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Notable people 3
  • Gallery 4
  • External links 5


In the area of Sindi was the Mesolithic settlement of Pulli, dating from around 8500 BC - the oldest known settlement in Estonia. It was discovered by geologists in 1965. The settlement probably existed for a short period, as the area was later covered by water. As a swampy region, the area remained unpopulated until the 16th century.

The town's name is derived from Clauss Zindt, a mayor of Pärnu in 1565, who founded a manor (Zintenhof) where the town is now. The settlement was formed in 1833 around a textile factory owned by the manor. It officially became a borough in 1921 and a town in 1938.

Important to the town's development was the founding of a railway station 1928. The railway operated until 1970.


Sindi is located on the left bank of Pärnu River, between the river and the wetland of Lanksaare.

Notable people


External links

  • Official website (in Estonian)

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